Take the stress out of party planning with JCC Chicago's Celebration Showcase

Updated 6/23/2022 10:43 AM

Planning a wedding, birthday party, family or life event can be overwhelming. From selecting the right vendors to keeping track of all the details, the process can become stressful. That's why JCC Chicago is excited to welcome the Chicagoland community and local businesses to the first Celebration Showcase at Bernard Weinger JCC in Northbrook.

The party planning expo, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, allows top area vendors in event planning, entertainment, photography/videography, catering, and décor to meet new clients and show their offerings.


"Planning my daughter's Bat Mitzvah was definitely challenging given the multitude of options out there," said a JCC Chicago parent. "Of course, referrals matter, but I think parents will find it so helpful to be able to speak to photographers or florists in-person and in some cases even see samples of their work over the course of one to two hours. I think it's a win-win in terms of making introductions for businesses and clients in the Chicagoland area."

One business that sees the benefits of expos like this is Northbrook's Cobalt Photography. Owner Brad Floden told Zookbinders' Melissa Genson, "The majority of our business is referral driven. We also take part in several event expos over the course of the year. While this is not a major source of new work and most people we meet come to our booth on a referral, it is always beneficial."

The cost for vendors to participate is $100 through Friday, June 24, and $150 after; $75 for local chamber members. Registration includes a six-foot table with tablecloth and chairs; outlets and internet access will be available.

For more information or to register, visit jccchicago.org/celebrate.

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